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international union. jim hoffa is president of the international brotherhood of teamsters. and lee saunders is president of the american federation of state, county and municipal employees. welcome, all three, to the newshour. lee saunders, let me start with you. on this labor day at a time when too many americans are out of work, how healthy is organized labor? >> we have taken our hits over the past two and three years especially in the public sector where we've had very, very right wing conservative governors steal our voices away from us, take collective bargaining away from us in wisconsin. scott walker limited our right to bargain and have a union. john kay sick tried to do the same thing in ohio. we were able to beat him back by more than a 2-to-1 margin. what doing now is mobilizing, organizing and educating our members. this is possibly the most important election organized labor has been faced with for many many years. we've under attack like never before and we have to fight back. >> ifill: mr. hoffa, here we are in north carolina, probably the least unionized state in the countr
president james hoffa. he spoke earlier this week of the national press club for about an hour. [gavel] >> good afternoon and welcome to the national press club. my name is theresa werner and i am the president. and we are the leading organization for a journalist. we are committed to our program while fostering a free press worldwide. for more information, visit our web site, to donate to programs through the press club please visit on behalf of our members worldwide, i'd like to welcome our speakers. the head table includes guests of our speaker as well as working journalists who are club members. if you hear applause, note that the general audience is attending so it's not a lack of journalistic objectivity. i'd like to welcome our c-span and public radio guests. our luncheons are featured on our member-produced weekly podcast from the national press club available on i tunes. you also can follow the action on twitter, using# npclunch. after our guest speech concludes, we'll have a q&a and i'll ask as many questions as time permits. i'd like to in
refs. >>> soil samples from a detroit area backia are being tested to see if jimmy hoffa is buried there. police removed soil and clay in a search for any evidence of human remains. >>> and out west they're calling it carmageddon 2 in los angeles. traffic is expected to be snarled through the weekend as a ten-mile stretch of the 405 freeway is being closed to rebuild a bridge there. >>> and former "new york times" publisher arthur solzberger has died. sulzberger's family bought the times in 1896. he ran the paper himself for more than three decades. arthur sulzberger was 86 years old. >>> a local race caught our attention this week. it's going down in iowa there is a heavy campaign to unseat state supreme court justice david wiggins. wiggins is one of the seven iowa justices who took part in the 2009 decision legalizing same-sex marriage in this state. now national republican figures have joined the no wiggins tour as it's being dubbed to urge voters to replace wiggins. three other justices were ousted by a similar campaign back in 2010. why does a race to unseat a judge in iowa ha
Search Results 0 to 9 of about 10 (some duplicates have been removed)